Edible Cell Model Project

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Science has never tasted so sweet! Engage young scholars in exploring the anatomy of the cell with a fun life science project. Choosing to focus on either plants or animals, students create edible cell models with a key that identifies and explains the functions of organelles like the nucleus, mitochondria, cytoplasm, and cell membrane. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this project to culminate a life science unit on plant and animal cells
  • Have individual learners present their projects to their peers before holding a class feast
  • Hold a bake sale with students' projects to raise money for the class, school, or charity
  • Allow pupils the choice of working on the project individually or in pairs
Pros

  • Offers ideas for extending the project and creating interdisciplinary connections
  • Provides pictures of student work examples
  • Includes a rubric that both pupils and teachers use to evaluate the cell models
Cons

  • Some additional scaffolding may be required to support all learners with completing the project
NGSS